The Pan African Burn Society (PABS)

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PAN AFRICAN BURN SOCIETY

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The Pan African Burn Society (PABS) was founded on May 17th, 2004 in Cape Town, South Africa, as a scientific society whose members were almost exclusively from English-speaking African countries at the time. The First President of the Society was Dr. Elbie van der Merwe who was the head of the Tygerberg Hospital Burns Unit and the Secretary was Dr. Ina Steenkamp. Drs van der Merwe and Steenkamp were replaced by Drs. Richard Nnabuko and Okechukwu Onumaegbu as PABS President and Secretary respectively in November 2013...

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Richard E. Nnabuko FMCS. FWACS

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May I welcome you all to the 7th Biennial Congress of the Pan African Burn Society being held for the first time in East Africa in the historic town of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the home of ‘Lucy’ ....

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The 7th Biennial Congress of the Pan African Burn Society will be held from the 6th to the 9th of June 2017 at the Desalegn Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme for this conference in ‘Burn Care in Africa: The journey so far’.

The Scientific Committee of the congress is calling for abstracts of papers on any aspects of burn care – management, burn wound care, epidemiology, burn wound infection, nutrition, rehabilitation, burn education and research to be presented at the congress by Physicians, Nurses, Therapists, Nutritionists, social workers and other members of the burn team. Structured abstracts should not exceed 200 words. The closing date for the submission of abstracts is extended to May 19, 2017. Authors of all accepted papers will be communicated with accordingly.

Abstract submission is now closed.  Thank you to all participants who have registered and to those sharing their work. 

Please visit the Registration tab for details of registration and Abstract Submission form.